(WVLT) -- State officials have given an update to this year's issues with TNReady testing.
Testing has officially wrapped up for the 2018 year. The investigation into what caused issues with online testing is ongoing.
Over 2.5 million test sessions were competed online over the 18-day test administration window. This was the largest year ever for testing.
The Tennessee Department of Education said in part about the testing issues,
"We are continuing to learn from what we experienced this administration, both on paper and online, and identifying ways to improve. Additionally, as is protocol as states move to online testing, we will conduct additional analyses of our test results to identify any impact the online interruptions may have had. "
On May 14, DOE officials released a document detailing "How we are improving assessments in Tennessee." According to that document, state DOE officials are gathering feedback from district leaders and stakeholders, including using feedback sessions with school directors and assessment coordinators in regional meetings across the state this summer.
"We are also seeking and look forward to direct feedback from teachers and principals,"the document states.
"And, we will conduct focus group sessions with teachers, parents and students."
Officials said the following program changes would be implemented for the 2018-19 school year:
The DOE also said they would be "significantly improving customer service," explaining that Quester did not provide "the quality of customer service and training support that our schools deserve."
Final test scores are expected to be released later in May.
For more information about new guidance for educators and schools regarding TNReady testing, click here.